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Refund Banker Scheme for Non-Corporate Indian Tax Payers

Are you a first time tax payer? Then here is the quick introduction to 'Refund Banker Scheme', and simple step by step guide to check your refund status online.

The Scheme is commenced from 24th Jan 2007. It is now operational in India for all taxpayers assessed all over India (excluding the Large Taxpayer Units) and for returns processed at Centralized Processing Centre of the Income Tax Department at Bangalore.


Who will send you the refund?

State Bank of India (SBI) is the refund banker to the Income Tax Department(ITD).

Your tax refund details are sent to SBI, by the Income tax department. SBI will process the refund, and send you the refund intimation.


How will you receive the refund?

While filing your return you can choose any one of the two Refund modes,

ITR Refund Mode Option

Form 16A-Sample

  • ECS (direct credit in the bank account of the taxpayer), and

  • Paper (by cheque or demand draft.)


How to choose ECS Refund Mode Option in ITR?

If you would like to receive the refund through ECS (faster!), then while filing the Income tax return select the option "deposited directly into your bank account" for D18.

Don't forget to mention your bank A/c number and MICR code of your bank (D15-D17). (it's mandatory)

Form 16A-Sample


How to choose Paper Mode Option in ITR?

If you would like to receive the refund through cheque, then while filing the Income tax return select the option "cheque" for D18. Again mention your Bank account number & your address correctly.

If you have not opted for ECS, then your refund will be disbursed by cheque or demand draft.

Form 16A-Sample

Introduction is over! Shall we go and check your Income Tax Refund Status?


How to check your refund status online?

Do you remember your PAN number? If not, take your PAN card! We need the PAN number to check your refund status.

Click here to go the TIN website.

Go to the table at the bottom of the page, as shown below.

Form 16A-Sample

Enter your PAN number & correct assessment year in which you claimed the refund in your Income tax return.

For Example, if you claimed refund in your tax return filed on 30.06.2010, then you should select the Assessment Year as 2010-2011.



Once you submit the form, your Income Tax Refund Status will be displayed, with the following details,

  1. Mode of Payment - Paper/ECS

  2. Reference Number - You can use this reference number to track the refund dispatched.

  3. Status - Paid/Adjusted/Not Sent etc.,

  4. Date

Let's see some sample results here!

Paper Mode

Form 16A-Sample

ECS Mode - Adjusted

Form 16A-Sample

Not Sent by the Assessing Officer

Form 16A-Sample

Official Contact Details

In case you received refund advice but your account is not credited through ECS and the tax refund status shown is “paid”, then you should contact your bank or SBI.

You shall contact SBI at the following address.

Cash Management Product (CMP)
State Bank of India
31, Mahal Industrial Estate
Off Mahakali Caves Road
Andheri (East)
Mumbai - 400 093.
Phone Number: 18004259760

For any other income tax refund related query you can contact Aaykar Sampark Kendra at 0124 2438000.

For refund related query/ or any modification in income tax refund record processed at CPC Bangalore, you can contact 1-8004252229 or 080-43456700.


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